A pedestrian walks past a board flashing the Nikkei key index of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) in front of a securities company in Tokyo on October 5th, 2015. Tokyo stocks gained 1.22 percent on speculation the US Federal Reserve will keep interest rates near zero for longer and an economic downturn will force Japanese policymakers to increase stimulus. (Photograph: Toru YAMANAKATORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images)

Asian stocks rose on Monday as expectations for a US interest rate hike this year faded after weaker-than-expected employment data. Spreadbetters for(...)

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the opening of the markets in New York. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

European shares climbed on Wednesday, albeit in thin volume, and short-term US bond yields held near four-and-a-half-year highs as investors braced fo(...)

Shanghai Composite Index drops 3.5 per cent led by commodity producers and technology companies. Photograph: Getty Images.

China’s stocks slumped for a second day in thin turnover amid concern government measures to support the world’s second-largest equity market and econ(...)

 A pedestrian walks past a stock market indicator board in Tokyo. Photogrpah: Franck Robichon/EPA

Asian shares extended a global rally on Wednesday, with markets in China stabilising and Japanese stocks posting their biggest one-day gain since the (...)

China crisis: an investor at a brokerage house in Shanghai yesterday. Photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

The vertigo-inducing declines in stock prices were chalked down as China’s Black Monday. The country’s benchmark index, the Shanghai Composite, clo(...)

Investors look at computer screens showing stock information at a brokerage house in Shanghai. Photograph: REUTERS/Aly Song

China stocks surged for the second day, reversing an early-week slump in frenetic trading on Friday as markets regained a measure of composure followi(...)

Shanghai Composite Index: for every stock that rose, 16 fell, part of a broader decline which has seen the index fall more than 30 per cent in three weeks. Photograph: Wu Hong/EPA

China’s share market continued to slide on Tuesday, as investors registered their mistrust of government efforts to deal with the bear run, with the S(...)

A woman rides past the headquarters of the People’s Bank of China. Chinese stocks edged lower on Monday as an interest rate cut by the central bank failed to impressed investors. (Photograph: Petar Kujundzic/Reuters)

European bonds retreated and the region’s currency weakened amid concern that Greece will struggle to secure more aid. Chinese stocks led gains in eme(...)

A specialist trader works at a Virtu Financial booth on the floor of the New York Stock. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

An index of Asian shares slipped on Monday and Chinese stock markets erased earlier sharp gains made after China’s central bank boosted banks’ lending(...)

Hutchison Whampoa has agreed to buy Telefonica’s British mobile unit O2 for up to £10.25 billion

Li Ka-shing’s Hutchison Whampoa has agreed to buy Telefonica’s British mobile unit O2 for up to £10.25 billion, as Asia’s richest man makes his bolde(...)